6:49 p.m. March 4, 2021
Yemen rebels claim attack on Saudi oil facility; no damage observedYemen’s Houthi rebels said they attacked a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday amid their campaign of drone and missile attacks on the kingdom, though satellite pictures later analyzed by The Associated Press showed no new apparent damage at the site.
3:53 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Texas energy woes are windfall for Australian bankThe deep freeze that plunged millions of Texans into darkness is rippling through energy markets in unexpected ways, producing a financial windfall for an Australian bank and severe pain for other companies caught up in the disruption.
4:07 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
- By Associated Press
Bezos and Bloomberg among top 50 U.S. charity donors for 2020As the world grappled with COVID-19, a recession and a racial reckoning, the ultrawealthy gave to a broader set of causes than ever before — bestowing multimillion-dollar gifts on food pantries, historically Black colleges and universities and organizations that serve the poor and the homeless, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings of the 50 Americans who gave the most to charity last year.
9:35 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
'They are in this situation through no fault of their own': Biden boosts food benefits for poor Americans12 million Americans receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will see an increase under President Joe Biden's executive order.
5:57 p.m. Jan. 20, 2021
World leaders welcome Biden, eager for improved relationsWorld leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald Trump ridiculed.
2:25 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021
Best Income Investments for 2021
Energy pipeline companies and dividend stocks top our list of the best yield plays for 2021.
5:04 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020
- By Shawn Langlois
Next year looks like it will be 'catastrophic,' U.N. warns Looking forward to finally turning the page on 2020 and optimistically embracing a reversal of fortune in the new year? Not so fast, according to the United Nations.
9:50 a.m. Dec. 1, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
U.S. is heading for 100,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals as experts worry about a coming Thanksgiving travel spike ‘What happened during Thanksgiving is a lot like a 100-mile-an-hour wind going into a forest fire,’ says epidemiologist Michael OsterholmThe U.S. set a record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Tuesday at almost 100,000 patients and health experts worried that the situation will worsen in the coming weeks after millions traveled across the country for the Thanksgiving holiday.
9:41 p.m. Nov. 26, 2020
- By Meera Jagannathan
10 ways you can help other people this Thanksgiving: 'There is always a need for food assistance'COVID-19 restrictions have left millions of people jobless and many children without subsidized school meals, heightening food insecurity.
2:29 a.m. Nov. 8, 2020
U.K. government U-turns to back soccer star's child hunger campaignBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson phoned the 23-year-old Manchester United striker after his team's Premier League victory over Everton on Saturday to inform him of the government's decision to spend 170 million pounds ($220 million) in extra funding to support needy families over the coming year.
6:36 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020
- By Geoff Nudelman
Good Company: Rethink’s Plan to Improve America’s Broken Food ChainBehind plenty of culinary star power, the bi-coastal initiative is rallying restaurants to create meals out of repurposed food for people in need
6:19 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020
- By Victor Reklaitis
Trump himself asks why Woodward didn’t immediately report the president’s comments about playing down the coronavirus Woodward says he needed time to check out Trump’s comments from a half-year agoFamed journalist Bob Woodward himself is drawing considerable criticism for not reporting President Donald Trump’s comments sooner — and Trump is seizing on the #BobWoodwardKnew issue.
6:01 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020
- Associated Press
About two-thirds of Americans say they have cut spending during the pandemic 45% of Americans say they’re setting aside more money than usual and 26 % are paying down debt faster than they were beforeIt’s the paradox of a pandemic that has crushed the U.S. economy: 12.9 million people have lost a job and a dangerous rash of businesses has closed, yet the personal finances of many Americans have remained strong — and in some ways have even improved.
8:55 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020
No Stimulus Means Uncertainty for the Treasury Market
Money markets could end up dealing with a feast-or-famine supply of Treasury bills, a dynamic that could affect rates.
12:28 p.m. Aug. 7, 2020
The Rival Economic Teams for the Next Administration
A Biden administration or a second Trump term would mean some familiar faces at the center of economic policy-making. Here are the likely key players when it comes to the economy.
1:15 a.m. May 8, 2020
Adam Smith and Pope Francis Agree: Let Poor Countries Declare Bankruptcy
A debt crisis is sweeping the developing world. Tentative global steps are providing relief, but more is needed.
7:06 a.m. May 6, 2020
China’s Businesses Reopen. Consumers Are Still Scarce.
The dearth of spending in China was so severe that several local governments and companies doled out coupons to citizens, which can be used at stores and restaurants. Upcoming data may indicate a rebound, but for now, residents are spending on necessities and little else.
1:43 p.m. April 8, 2020
- Associated Press
Amid pandemic, Saudi officials announce cease-fire in Yemen U.N. welcomes move, calls for peace talks as next stepThe Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen announced Wednesday that its forces would begin a cease-fire starting Thursday, a step that could pave the way for the first direct peace talks between the two sides that have been at war for more than five years
5:52 p.m. March 21, 2020
- By Dearbhail McDonald
‘Social isolation does not mean emotional isolation’: Ireland shutters pubs and restaurants — braces for surge in coronavirus casualties ‘The lack of an all-island response has rattled communities on both sides of the Irish border’‘The lack of an all-island response has rattled communities on both sides of the Irish border.’
7:44 a.m. March 21, 2020
- Associated Press
Singer, actor, ‘The Gambler’: Kenny Rogers dies at 81 The Houston-born performer with the husky voice and silver beard sold millions of records, won three Grammys and was the star of TV movies based on “The Gambler”, making him a superstar in the ‘70s and ‘80s.Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV, died Friday night at 81.
4:45 a.m. March 9, 2020
- By Kaushik Basu
More than rate cuts: The coronavirus demands a coordinated global policy response However the epidemic unfolds, it is likely to do much more economic damage than policy makers seem to realizeHowever the epidemic unfolds — even if it is soon brought under control globally — it is likely to do much more economic damage than policy makers seem to realize.